The PROVOR Jumbo design is based on the ARGO PROVOR CTS4 and CTS5 floats to offer 60% more energy than the standard BGC float thanks to the hull that is lengthened to be equipped with more batteries. It can also integrate additional sensors.
Qualified ARGO technology:
Additional sensors to the standard CTD
Fully BGC compliant
6 core BGC ARGO variables and extras: oxygen, nitrate, pH, chlorophyll a, suspended particles, downwelling irradiance
60% more energy
Up to 0.5 dbar resolution (average mode) and 0.1 dbar resolution (raw data mode)
High sampling resolution (down to 1 sec)
Improved Iridium RUDICS telemetry
Down to 2000 meters depth
Graphical user interface to set mission and acquisition parameters
Self-ballasted float with increased buoyancy
Options that can be embedded:
The ICE mode: it allows operation of the floats in the seasonally ice covered regions – without any loss of data during the under-ice period – through the development of Ice Sensing Algorithm. This algorithm is combined with a preprogrammed calendar with pre-defined scenarios according to seasons and can be modified remotely.
The MULTI-PARK mode: for navigation with several parking drift phases during the descent. It can realize up to 5 drift phases with independent durations.